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Just wondering if anyone has been fishing Big Birch lately. I was out yesterday evening with my wife and we picked up several walleye in 19-22 ft of water. Nothing big but it was a great evening to be out. We were really out to find the big bluegills and that mission was accomplished. It was a great evening on the water, I was just wondering if anyone has been picking up any nice walleye or good numbers.ScottS

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Were you fishing the rockpile by the big island? Deadman's bar? Are the big sunnies back? Last time I fished there (8 yrs. ago)avg. size was down from when I first fished it (late '60's-early 70's). BBL is my all-time favorite lake in the world. Great memories, great fishing, and lots of Garter Snakes.

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Flyingfish, no secret lures, just the standards and since you are my fishing partner for league,I know you know what they are. I was fishing on the East side of what I call the grass islands for walleye. As for the Big Gills I guess they are back. I have always gotten them on Big Birch. We had several that were close to a pound. But on average they were between 1/2 to 3/4 pound. I consider those quality gills for our area. Still full of spawn, little suprised there. What a great lake that Big Birch is!!

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I was out on Big Big Birch on Saturday evening and it aside from all the recreational boat traffic the fishing was pretty good. We picked up quite a few nice gills and 3 nice walleye. We picked up the gills in 13-15 ft of water and the walleye in about 15 ft of water at dusk. They seemed to be stacked up in 21 ft of water but moved in as the sun set.ScottS

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I was out on Big Birch on Sunday evening and we also caught some nice sunfish. We weighed two of them around 11 ounces. We were in about 7-9 ft. of water along the weed line on the NW side.

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ScottS, you say you found the gills in 13-15ft of water? What part of the lake if you would be so kind. I am heading out again on Thursday night.

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No secret hear pintail, I have been fishing the NE side of the lake, out from the farm house. Similar pattern to you, just outside the weeds. As it get later they will move in shallower, tighter to the weeds. If you have any other questions you can email me.ScottS

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I fished big birch for the first time on june 30th. The first stop of a week of fishing. I put in on the public landing and spent several hours catching nice bluegills, rockbass, smallmouth, and perch around the weedlines. I then decided to try for a couple of walleyes. I started to troll in 14 foot of water and bam.......22 inch walleye. I trolled the section for another 1/2 an hour but nothing more. Since the wind was picking up i decided to float from 24 into 10. My leech/jig hadn't been down for more than a minute and i had a big one on.......after about 8 minutes and 4 runs i landed the biggest walleye of my life....28 1/2 inches. I'll be back.

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